Rashomon – The Cameraman´s Revenge (LP/DVD)


19.90   (LP)

RASHOMON is the solo project of Matt Thompson, bassist and keyboardist of Cineploit artists ZOLTAN and cosmic synth act CREMATOR.

“The Cameraman´s Revenge” is the 4th release under the Rashomon name, and the first on Cineploit. The earlier Rashomon albums were a mix of experimental pieces and music influenced by film composers, and with time the music has developed in a purely cinematic direction.

The music on “The Cameraman´s Revenge” was composed as two long soundtrack pieces to accompany silent movies by Russian filmmaker Ladislaw Starewicz. “The Cameraman´s Revenge” itself is an early Surrealist masterpiece from 1912, in which Starewicz animated the corpses of dead insects to tell a tale of infidelity and revenge. The soundtrack is a carnival-esque tour-de-force of folk-concrete, utilising  harmoniums, jawharps, vintage synthesisers, an array of oddball percussion and more.

“The Mascot” (1933) is a bizarre and disturbing film for children, and Rashomon’s soundtrack reflects this darkness with shifting drones, ominously melodic waltzes and minimalist organ fugues over the course of its 25 minute length.

On the DVD that comes with the Vinyl both films are featured, accompanied by Rashomon´s music.

  • Sideproject of MATT THOMPSON of ZOLTAN and CREMATOR
  • 4th Album under the monicker Rashomon and first on Cineploit
  • This music was written for 2 silent movies from 1912 and 1933 by Russian filmmaker Ladislaw Starewicz
  • Original compositions

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Marcus Stiglegger/Deadline:

Anders erscheint dagegen die nach Kurosawas Filmklassiker benannte Dark Ambient/Experimentalformation RASHOMON. Das erste Album des dahinter steckenden ZOLTAN Musikers heißt „The Cameraman´s Revenge“ und bietet eine Sammlung irritierender und durchaus spannender Klangcollagen mit Ausflügen in den Goblin-artigen Progrock und Morricones filigrane Melodien. Dieses Album erschließt sich am besten über das exklusive Video, das auf einer DVD beiliegt, bewährt sich aber gerade beim mehrmaligen Hören. Futter für das innere Kino. Es bleibt spannend in Wien.

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